The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) ISLE is the first global umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

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ISLE 7: From Tradition to Computing

  • 19 June 2023, The University of Queensland, Australia, Brisbane

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  • Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction 2 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language

    University of Bayreuth / Tampere University, virtual, Germany, 18 - 19 November 2022
    Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction 2 brings together scholars from various fields for a virtual symposium on persuasive language.
    Organised by Daria Dayter & Sofia Rüdiger

  • Symposium: Historical English Word-Formation

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany, 17 - 18 February 2023
    We invite studies in Old, Middle, and/or Early and Late Modern English word-formation with a specifically historical perspective, working with different theoretical and methodological approaches.
    Organised by Kerstin Majewski and Hans Sauer

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